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Temporal and genetic variation in female aggression after mating

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Schematic of timing of various processes in mated females for the first 24 hours after mating.

A. The top portion of the figure represents aggression in mated females over the first 24 hours after mating as contest duration in seconds. This matches Fig 1 in this paper. B. The middle part of the figure demonstrates the patterns of sperm storage (in the seminal receptacle only), egg laying (oviposition), and ovulation in mated females. These lines represent general patterns and are not to scale with each other, but merely to give an indication of when and how these processes change over time. Sources: sperm storage [27], ovulation [26], egg laying [26]. C. The bottom portion of the figure demonstrates the timing of the presence of various seminal fluid proteins in different parts of the female–e.g. the top line represents when ovulin has been detected in the female hemolymph after mating. Sources: ovulin in hemolymph [53,54], ovulin in ovaries [26], mating plug and sperm ejection [23,55], sex peptide bound to sperm [56], sex peptide in hemolymph [57].

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